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Amy Goodman Co-Chairs The Belmarsh Tribunal on the Case of Julian Assange

Washington, DC

January 20, 2023 | Friday | 2:00 pm

The National Press Club

529 14th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20045 ( see map )
In the United States and around the world, state actors are cracking down on journalists, sources, and publishers in a globally coordinated campaign to disrupt the public’s access to information and shut off their sources of dissent.

A landmark case in this campaign is that of Julian Assange, the publisher who founded WikiLeaks, exposed crimes by the United States government, and now faces 175 years in prison if extradited from the Belmarsh Prison where he is currently held in the United Kingdom.

Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunals of the Vietnam War, the Belmarsh Tribunal brings together a range of expert witnesses–from constitutional lawyers, to acclaimed journalists and human rights defenders–to present evidence of this attack on publishers and to seek justice for the crimes they expose.

The event will be streamed live here from 2-4 pm on Friday, Jan 20th:
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Chairs of the Tribunal

Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!

Srećko Horvat
Philosopher, Co-Founder of DiEM25

Members of the Tribunal

Jeremy Corbyn
Member of UK Parliament and
Founder of the Peace and Justice Project

Daniel Ellsberg
Whistleblower, Pentagon Papers

Noam Chomsky
Linguist and Activist

John Shipton
Julian Assange’s father

Chip Gibbons
Policy Director, Defending Rights and Dissent

Kevin Gosztola
Managing Editor of Shadowproof

Margaret Kunstler
Civil Rights Attorney

Stefania Maurizi
Investigative Journalist, Il Fatto Quotidiano

Jesselyn Radack
National Security and Human Rights Attorney

Ben Wizner
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lead attorney of Edward Snowden

Renata Ávila
Human Rights Lawyer, Technology and Society Expert

Jeffrey Sterling
Lawyer and former CIA employee

Steven Donziger
Human Rights Attorney

Kristinn Hrafnsson
Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation

Selay Ghaffar
Spokesperson, Solidarity Party of Afghanistan

Betty Medsger
Investigative Reporter


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Amy Goodman

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....